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Annual Law Lecture: Professor Christine Chinkin
From Thursday 03 May 2018 -  05:30pm
To Friday 18 May 2018 - 07:30pm

Violence against women and the Istanbul Convention 

Violence against women is a form of gender-based violence committed against women simply because they are women. Eminent academic and practitioner Professor Christine Chinkin speaks from her extensive professional experience on this issue. 

Jeremy Miles, AM for Neath and Counsel General for Wales will introduce Professor Chinkin and discuss the Welsh Government’s innovative policy and legislation in this field. 


Christine Chinkin, FBA is Emerita Professor of International Law and Director of the Centre on Women, Peace and Security at the LSE. She is a barrister, a member of Matrix Chambers. Together with H. Charlesworth, she won the American Society of International Law, 2005 Goler T. Butcher Medal 'for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law'.

She is a William C Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School. She has held visiting appointments in Australia, the United States, Singapore and the People’s Republic of China. She is a former member of the Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel and was Scientific Advisor to the Council of Europe’s Committee for the drafting of the Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention).

This event is organised by the WCIA and the University of the West of England.

Location Cardiff